EST. 1903 - Presenting global influential leaders from business, labour, education & government through events
Boulton, Sir Harold E.
Listen to Podcast
Watch Live Webcast
The speeches are free of charge but please note that the Empire Club of Canada retains copyright. Neither the speeches themselves nor any part of their content may be used for any purpose other than personal interest or research without the explicit permission of the Empire Club of Canada.
Examples throughout history of inspiration obtained from song and verse. Instances of songs that have had a tremendous effect upon the times in which they were sung or produced. How this affects the modern Canadian tunes. Examples of how we have been affected by songs and poetry from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. For Canadian songs, the extraordinary and illimitable wealth of the French-Canadian songs which will undoubtedly influence our own cultural music. The speaker's dream of a truly Canadian School of Music. The speaker's conviction that in a really national music the more sophisticated action like opera or symphonies, to be truly national, must be founded upon the folk-song of the country which it represents. How far we have got in Canada. Some words about "O Canada."